January 6, 2020

Happy New Year all! 

I was reading an article about a woman names Busy Phillips. Apparently she is a celebrity that had a talk show on the E network. She recently lost her talk show and ranted on instagram about it. She even showed a letter her daughter wrote to the net...

December 2, 2019

I meet with couples and families every week. One of the things that I often suggest is that they invite another "key player" into the room. It could be a husband, wife, Uncle or Grandparent. What I often hear in response to this invitation is " They would never come, t...

January 3, 2018

As you may clearly know, a new year is upon us. People can’t help but be motivated…pressured…convinced to make new resolutions. It’s all around us. It’s on social media…radio commercials…TV commercials. These venues create seductive messages that can’t be resisted. S...

November 20, 2017


Have you ever heard someone say that problems they have in their dating relationship will get better once they are married? Believe it or not this is a thing. This belief that marrying your one true love will solve all your problems is often shown in pop...

February 4, 2017

     An inauguration is upon us. Some people are ecstatic and others are not. Some are dealing with it in a healthy way and others are not.


     President Obama gave a final speech in Chicago. It was more or less a nice speech. One of...

December 30, 2016

When relationships are going well it is sometimes hard to pay attention to things that may cause challenges in our lives. Others sometimes see these challenges but are often afraid to point them out for fear of offending or being told they are judgmental. As I have wor...

November 21, 2016


WOW….this political season has created a lot of hurt, sadness, pain and even loss. All these emotions translate into anger. When people are angry they unfortunately do all kinds of things that they often regret later.

     There have been many ways pe...

September 3, 2016

Every day we interact with people with a variety of personality issues. Sometimes we recognize these issues and put names to them; codependent, enmeshed, addicted, loner, passive-aggressive. These behavior patterns are ones that we mostly know about and even how to dea...

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